Scientists, after a rigorous research, have listed down three ways by which human civilization can go extinct. These ways are a soft landing, a gradual die off or a full-blown collapse.
The team from the University of Rochester in New York utilized a maths model to analyze the effects of population growth and climate change on the planet.
The three ways are explained as follows:
Before the things are restored in their natural order, almost 70% of the life on the Earth will be eliminated. This way is presumed to have the maximum probability.
This is the most optimistic outcome, relying on adaptability to bypass extinction. In this way, the human civilization adapts with the expeditiously altering weather conditions and rising sea levels to avert extinction.
Full blown collapse
This is a doomsday-like situation where the damage done is so great that the recovery is impossible. The planet becomes too susceptible to the changes. Not much can be expected even after switching to renewable sources of energy. Extinction is inevitable.
Professor Adam Frank, the coauthor of the Atlantic, said:
“Given that more than 10 billion trillion planets likely exist in the cosmos, unless nature is perversely biased against civilisations like ours, we’re not the first one to appear.”
He further elucidated its meaning, which is that each exo-civilization that evolved from its planet’s biosphere had a history.
“And just as most species that have ever lived on Earth are now extinct, so too most civilisations that emerged (if they emerged) may have long since ended.”